Pushkar Fair


Pushkar Fair

Pushkar Fair is famous cattle fair in India. This annual fair has gained popularity worldwide over the period of time because of its exclusivity. Visit Pushkar Fair to see the unique cattle and livestock fair in India known as Pushkar camel fair also. Pushkar is a small town located near the popular tourist cities like Delhi, Jaipur and Ajmer. Tourist facilities are easily available in Pushkar during fair time.

Pushkar fair is held around the month of October – November every year, when the tourist season is at its peak in India.

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Pushkar Fair has got popularity as it added dimensions and flavors for international as well as domestic visitors. At present many competitions are held during this fair such as bridal, longest moustache and matka phod etc along with some traditional sports of India such as Kabaddi, Kho-kho and rassa – kasha etc. In traditional sports international tourists are also encouraged to participate to keep them engaged and enjoyed. Exhibitory cricket match is also organized between locals and overseas tourists.

PUSHKAR FAIR 2017 is scheduled to be celebrated from 28 October to 4 November this year.  This eight day fair has become an international tourist attraction over the period of time. It is an exclusive event for the international tourists and locals alike.

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We accept booking for Pushkar Fair 2017 for individuals, couples, families and groups’. We make arrangements of accommodation, transportation, transfers and sightseeing.

Pushkar is a small town in Rajasthan India. It is located near Ajmer city. It is a holy city for Hindus situated on the banks of Pushkar Lake. This lake has mythological importance in India. This city also ranks among oldest existing cities in India that are older than the history and beyond. It has many newly constructed temples as there is no trace of ancient one at present. It is believed that ancient temples were destroyed over the period of time by overseas invaders. Hence destroyed temples reconstructed and look contemporary. Brahma Temple is the 14th century old and most revered temple here. Local pilgrims visit here to be blessed by Lord Brahma. As per the tradition, the pilgrims take bath the Pushkar Lake before visiting the temple.   

Visitors congregate on the banks of Pushkar Lake that is the focal point of Pushkar Fair celebrations. The emphasis of this fair is to buy and sell live stocks that include camels, cows, sheeps and goats etc. Apart from that you may see stalls selling handicrafts, clothes, textiles and fabrics etc. With the flagging off the race of camels start, the grand show named “Pushkar Fair”. After that celebrations start with competitions, dance, music and cuisines. The women folks can be seen roaming around the fair venue with traditional colorful wears enjoying the ambience with their family, friends and relatives.

How to Reach Pushkar?

By Road: Pushkar is located at a distance of 11 km from Ajmer. Pushkar has two bus stands. You may get buses to important cities such as Delhi, Jodhpur and Bikaner from Marwar bus stand and buses to Ajmer and Jaipur cities can be boarded from Ajmer bus stand.

By Air: The nearest airport from Pushkar is located in Jaipur that is 131 kms away.

By Rail: Ajmer, which is situated at a distance of 11 km from Pushkar, is the nearest railway station. This city is well connected with major destinations in Rajasthan.

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Pushkar Lake: It is one of the main attractions of Pushkar. It has become a significant Hindu pilgrimage because of this holy lake. As per the popular legend this lake was consecrated to Lord Brahma, the creator of the universe when a lotus dropped from his hand into the vale and a lake emerged at that place. This picturesque lake is surrounded by scores of temples, palaces and 52 ghats.

Brahma Temple: It is the most important temple in Pushkar. The presiding deity in this temple is Lord Brahma, one of the holy trinity of Hinduism. This is the only temple in the world where Lord Brahma is worshipped. The temple enshrines a life-size idol of Lord Brahma.

Savitri Temple: This temple is located at the top of the Ratnagiri Hill, dedicated to Goddess Savitri, first wife of Lord Brahma. The temple houses a magnificent statue of Goddess Savitri. The one-hour trek up to the hilltop Savitri Temple overlooking the lake is best made early in the morning; the view is magical.

Varah Temple: It was originally constructed in the 12th century that was destroyed by the bigoted and invader Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, who was said to be particularly upset by the huge idol of Lord Varah, the incarnation of Lord Vishnu, whose body, was of a man and head of the boar. Later it was rebuilt by King Sawai Jai Singh II of Jaipur in 1727.

Mahadeva Temple: It is a beautiful Shiva temple constructed in the 19th century. It was described by a British traveler as quote “by far the most remarkable, for the elegance of its structure and the nature of its ornaments, of all the temples Pushkar boasts of.” It has a remarkable white marble statue of lord Shiva that has five faces.

Ramavaikunth Temple: It was constructed in 1020 that is one of the largest and most intricate temples in Pushkar. It has 361 sculpted images of scores of deities. The ornate outer gopuram over the entrance has been built by a team of masons from south India.

Local Market:  It has a small but colorful and vibrant local market that is well stocked with wide variety of souvenirs like silver jewelry, embroidered shoes, wall hangings, shoulder bags, embroidered fabrics and decorative items etc.

Lake and Ghats: There are around 52 ghats on the holy Pushkar Lake. As per the Hindu mythology, it is believed that the holy water of the Pushkar Lake wash away the sins of a lifetime.  It is also believed that the mystical water of this lake can cure skin diseases. You should take some basic precautions considering the religious faith attached to this lake such as removing shoes before approaching the ghats, smoking and photography etc.

PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS FOR PUSHKAR VISIT

  • It is recommended that you should try to book hotels from where you can have a view of Pushkar Lake. It might cost you more than the non lake view hotels but it is worth spending.
  • Be polite; avoid making any offering at the ghats even if advised that is not at all mandatory.
  • You can perform worship of lake through priest but fix up a price beforehand lest he should hassles you later. However, it is not recommended. You may also take a round of holy pond on your own known as parikarma. It has religious significance.
  • Pushkar is considered to be a holy city, so whatever rules generally apply to the place of worship in India the same should apply to this town also such as taking off your shoes at stairs while going near the lake and so on.
  • Make a point to visit Savitri temple that is located on a small hill and requires around 1 hr climbing. Once at the top, you may enjoy the view of Pushkar Lake from the top.
  • You are recommended to attend prayer at Varah Ghat in the evening and enjoy the rituals along with well lit lamps and chimes of bells.
  • You may take a holy dip at the lake provided the water is clean.
  • Smoking in public is prohibited by law though the rule is never enforced enthusiastically.
  • Consumption of liquor or meat is prohibited in Pushkar; hence it is advised not to carry liquor/ meat while travelling to this city.
  • Avoid skin showing wardrobe as much as possible.
  • You may enjoy camel safari at Pushkar that passes through nearby villages. This ride takes you the daily life of villagers where you may even see crop harvesting and other daily chores of villagers during this ride.
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